With so many moving parts to surrogacy it is no wonder the process can be overwhelming. Learning to be your own best advocate, effectively planning financially, physically and financially help you maximize your chances of success and minimize your financial expenditure. [Read more...]
There are many options nowadays for single, gay and infertile couples wishing to start a family of their own. Pride Angel is a valuable resource for people wishing to find known sperm donors, egg donors and co-parents within the UK and worldwide. [Read more...]
By: John Crimson
Many foreign couples actually prefer foreign adoption instead of going in for domestic one because of the fact that there are not many things that will come in the way. But things are different now in the view of the fact that several foreign nations are making stringent norms for international adoption. [Read more...]
B.J. Holt always wanted to be a dad. As he approached 40, with no life partner in sight, he felt a version of the ticking biological clock. [Read more...]
She and I had never met.
One day she just called. Out of the blue. Said her name was Gail. Said she had heard about us from a friend of a friend and that she liked what she heard, had liked what she read about us in the letter I so painstakingly composed and typed all those months ago then mailed, along with a wish and a prayer, to every single person I could think of.
Somehow, she got one. Read it. Liked it. Then she called us.
Then she chose us. [Read more...]
Check out the trailer – Mariah Carey! Calista Gingrich! Stripey pants! – and then tell me in the comments how I’m so stupid and tasteless and how The New Normal is an embarrassment to the gay community and blah blah blah. You’re not my real dad and I don’t care what you say. It looks good and I’ll be tuning in with my future babydaddy Nicky V and maybe our surrogate someday. [Read more...]
AHMEDABAD: The artificial stomach Vidya Balan sported in Sujoy Ghosh’s ‘Kahaani’ was the surprise element in the climax. In real life, however, the fake tummy is commonly used by women opting for surrogacy to have a child but wanting their families to believe they are the ones carrying the bundle of joy.
Many women from traditional communities can’t tell their in-laws and relatives that they have employed a surrogat and instead, they walk around with a strap-on stomach for nine months to simulate a private one.
In an extreme case, a gynaecologist couple chose to have an incision on the stomach of the wife with sutures so that it looked like a caesarean section.
An artificial stomach would not have worked as there were many doctors in the family who are more difficult to deceive.
Anand-based surrogacy expert Dr Naina Patel says an IIT-graduate couple from Chennai opted for an artificial stomach as the woman wanted to avoid the disapproval of her in-laws . “She did not have a uterus and her in-laws would never have accepted that the child was born through another’s woman’s womb,” says Patel.
Hema Inamdar, a soft toy maker, specializes in fake tummies. “A woman called from the UK saying she felt she was actually carrying a baby when she wore the tummy,” says Inamdar . One can get artificial stomachs in sets of three.
The first set simulates three, five and seven months’ pregnancy. The other set simulates five, seven and nine months, with one set costing roughly Rs 1,000.
Fertility expert Dr Falguni Bavishi says NRI women too succumb to familial pressure.
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Unlike other assisted reproduction techniques, surrogacy can be a very intimate procedure. It is likely to stir many emotions as it involves getting various people together to bring a child into the world. In the traditional format of one man and one woman, pregnancy can be a reason for immense joy. It can be quite stressful too. Now change the dynamics – add additional players in the equation and the situation becomes all the more complicated. [Read more...]